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Diabetic foot care

Diabetic foot care
People with diabetes are prone to foot problems because the disease can cause damage to the blood vessels and nerves, which may result in decreased ability to sense an injury to the foot. The circulation is also altered, so that the diabetic cannot efficiently fight infection or heal wounds.




Review Date: 1/25/2013
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